Robinson was a great definitely, in his position he was as good as I have seen.
Sorry League Leader - Robinson at FB in RL is probably way down the list of greats, you have the likes of -
Mumby - a long way better than Robinson
Even the likes of Wellens rate above him in my opinion. Robinson had pace and one of the best steps ever seen but his defence and positional play left a lot to be desired.
To name one player as the best ever is hard if only because of posistion played and the era they played in.
Proberbly the greatest out and out try scorer I ever saw was Brian Bevan (only ever played on the right wing),but the greatest threequarter in my opinion was Billy Boston. Even though he played most of his rugby at right wing he was just has good at centre or standoff when required.
Close to being my best ever was Alex Murphy,his pace off the mark was tremendous,and once this pace got him clear of defenders he was quite capable of going any distance.
As an aside, for all you supporters who get upset with Sam Tomkins antics its as well you never had to put up with Murphy on the opposite side.
As for the forwards my favorite was Brian Mctuige he was a tremendous prop with an uncanny ability to get his arms through tackles and put a supporting player away,also when the Biff started he would finish it (hard has nails but a true gentleman)
Another forward,this time from the second row was Richard Huddart of Saints,he had the pace and strength to run trys in when they didnt seem on.
You can see that all the players I have named come from a different era than what most of you will remember, most of these players only trained two nights a week so what would they have been like if they had the benifits that present day players have.
Finally after putting this together I previewed it and found out that I had been 'red penned' for using a forbidden word.
After looking at it over and over I suddenly realised what I had put. You have got to believe this.
When putting down the name Richard
Huddart I put down the abreviation of Richard and it was thrown out.
What a load of Richard heads.
I never saw Mumby but Radlinksi was a great player true but Robinson literally could light up a game with magic, but in terms of all round ability you may be right.
Wellens is very good but never a great, I remember Scott Donald walking round him a few years back at OT.
He recently played for Fylde RU and an RU coach mate of mine said he took his young lad down to start playing and the kids coach said to Robinson 'hello nice to have new players along, have you ever played mate?'.
I bet he does not live that one down.
Met Billy Boston a few year back at a RL do, really nice guy bit shy but thoroughly genuine. He was with Colin Clarke, Phil's dad and he is a right laugh well worth a few pints with.
Wigan people/fans in my book are amongst the best alongside Saints, classy winners and good natured in losing, although I have never been to a Pies/Saints derby maybe that is different. Think I will when they get the new ground.
Never a problem with Saints Wigan derbys,prior to and after the matches everyone had a pint in the same pubs and clubs home or away.
Good banter all round.
League Leader - Mumby was the best GB full back ever, as theowdun points out, when Mumby debut'd in the 70's he was an apprentice joiner and worked all through his Bradford & GB career training a few times a week, the guy had it all, the best defence ever (can not honestly remember him missing a tackle!), could read the game superbly so was never out of position, etc...etc.....
if you can find any old footage of him, have a look he was immense and totally unsung
Malcom Reilly for me, the best pommie player I have ever seen...IMO
Mumby was and always will be the best fullback in our game,his tackling was second to none. Not many got past him one on one.
I rated Keith mumby very highly as a player but I could place him as the greatest Bradford player. I'd even have Terry Price before him as the best Bradford fullback.As said its difficult to compare over time, or in this case, remember clearly, as they were quite close chronologically.Best ever, anywhere, would be impossible but my list of contenders would include Hanley, John Holmes, Reilly, Norton,Murphy,and I'm avoiding putting any current player in the list.
I'd forgotten about Norton.....he was a tough son of a b-----
Like Reilly he never took a backward step and great hands.
what about the dodger roger milward what a player
bit bias me but from what I've heard the great Willie Horne was the greatest Rugby player ever...a true legend
We all have our favourites from different era's and the true answer to who was/is the best will never be truly known so we can only go by opinions.
All the above mentioed players would show the players of today a thing or two and put them back in there place.....
Every Saturday evening on talk sport radio there is a show dedicated to Rugby Union, they don’t have an RL show.....no shock there then.
Talk sport radio says it all.........23 listeners. Rugby league has a dedicated TV show on the BBC......because its a game worth WATCHING not just talking about.
this clown mc-2 comes on here every few days and simply shows us the intelligence it takes to be a union boof-head...... tell me are they all like him or what. I only know of 2 union supporters here in OZ and they are a bit thick come to think of it.
There is a real irony in his name too, suggestive of great intelligence as opposed to his moronic anti league drivel, the warblings of a deranged half wit
Sorry, but the words intelligence and rugby league are mutually exclusive.
And just in case you don't know what that means -
What Does Mutually Exclusive Mean?
A statistical term used to describe a situation where the occurrence of one event is not influenced or caused by another event. In addition, it is impossible for mutually exclusive events to occur at the same time.
Hope that helps you.
Actually RL suits Australia. I see they're very quickly catching up to the US on morbid obesity.
And to further the hypothesis of the intelligence of people like atkinsongrimshaw, Talksport is listened to by 3,248,000 people.
I think you're confusing the terms" mutually exclusive" and "causal relationship". There is a body of empirical research which points to a strong causal relationship between Rugby League and High Intelligence. If you read Darwins Theory of Evolution you will see that Rugby League players got up from the mud and played a game which wasn't based around wallowing in the swamp.
Poor old mc-2 is lonely the poor sod, the union board has only had 5 articles since the 6th July..........goes to show the interest in the kick-n-clap rubbish doesn't it.........welcome aboard mc-2 but you will need to go to night classes to lift your game if you want to be a regular now.......
Blinkered one - what do you think about RU considering a thick northern convert being the GREATEST player ever???
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